April 16—The new Wingstop restaurant at Main and Vine streets in Urbana has given away thousands of wings to first responders in the Champaign-Urbana and Savoy area.
Co-owner Sahil Contractor said more than 2,000 free chicken wings were taken to Champaign, Urbana and University of Illinois police, the Champaign County sheriff’s office and a few fire stations in the community on April 6, the company’s grand opening.
This past Friday, Contractor had plans to take about 2,000 more wings to several emergency medical technicians and nursing homes in the area, he said.
The contractor said he hopes other businesses will do the same.
“I use givebacks like this as inspiration for other businesses in the community,” he said.
Visit the art
Art Theater owner David Kraft plans to hold an open house at the theater in downtown Champaign from 13-15 on 22 April.
“I want to give Ebertfest patrons the opportunity to see his (the late Roger Ebert’s) favorite theater and maybe find a buyer,” Kraft said.
The theater is still for sale.
Last month, Kraft Properties reduced the price of the property at 126-128 W. Church St. to $998,000, which is about half of the original 2020 asking price.
Search for jobs
Visit Champaign County and the Champaign County Economic Development Corp. have teamed up on an easier way for job seekers to get in touch with local employers.
Job seekers – both in and out of the community – can visit the YoureWelcomeCU.com website, click “Make it CU”, answer a few questions and upload a resume.
Their information will be distributed to local employers to match them with job matches, the two organizations said.
The service is free for users.
There is also an option for potential new residents to ask to be connected with a member of Chambana’s Welcome Crew who can answer questions about living and working in the community.
“In an age of talent wars, it is critical that Champaign County remains on the cutting edge of talent attraction tactics,” said Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Carly McCrory-McKay.
New building for Mattex
Kevin Barlow of the Piatt County Journal-Republican reports Mattex is planning a new 3,000-square-foot office and training facility at 1751 N. Market St., Monticello.
The property currently has two buildings that are used for self-storage units.
The building is to be completed in August.
“We are very excited to build and expand our office here to better serve Monticello,” said company president Mike Nichelson.
Mattex provides heating, cooling, electrical, plumbing and sewer services and also has offices in Champaign, Mahomet and Mattoon.